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Batch Editing in Lightroom – Video Tutorial

Batch editing is one of the best benefits of using Lightroom as a starting point for your photo edits. It’s quick and easy! And once you’ve done all that you can with your photos in Lightroom, you can even open them into Photoshop in a batch for any final edits you’re looking to make.  …

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Get the Looks You Want for Your Images NOW!

Get the looks you want using these quick, easy steps and our new Infusion and Illuminate Lightroom presets. Starting with an already great image definitely opens up a world of possibilities with editing.  You, as the photographer/artist, can take the edit in nearly any direction.   Edit 1 – the matte look (first image below these…

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How to Edit an Image with Improper Exposure in Lightroom

You may have seen this image on our controversial post about exposure or on our product pages for InFusion and Illuminate Presets. Now we are going to answer “how I created such a bright image and such a dark image from the same photo?”   How to take an underexposed image and pull out detail it…

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An Extremely Controversial Photo of Siblings

When the word “controversial” pops into your head, is this image what you’d be picturing? Probably not! I had posted this image on the MCP Facebook Page in February showcasing our newest Lightroom presets (InFusion and Illuminate).  I never expected to hear anything except, “cute kids” or “how did you do that?” or “great save.”…

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How to Install and Use Infusion + Illuminate Lightroom Presets

We’ll keep this short and sweet! Here are two videos to show you how to install and use InFusion and Illuminate Lightroom presets. Buy InFusion Lightroom Presets: InFusion Lightroom presets: If the video below does not load then watch here. Buy Illuminate Lightroom Presets: Illuminate Lightroom presets: If the video below does not load then…

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How to Get Artistic Tones with Lightroom Presets

Getting artistic results like this is quick and easy using our new Lightroom presets: InFusion and Illuminate. Assuming you know how to take beautifully lit images as shown in the before and you can click your mouse, and you own Lightroom 4 or 5, you can do it too. Thank you to Lindsay Gutierrez of…

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InFusion + Illuminate Lightroom Presets are Now Available!

The MCP InFusion and MCP Illuminate Lightroom Preset Packages are now available! Yep, you read that right: We’re launching TWO brand-new products to simplify your workflow and take your Lightroom edits to a whole new level! Are you a longtime MCP Fusion actions fanatic, but wish you could have the same versatility in Lightroom? Have you…

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Lightroom and Photoshop for a More Powerful Edit

I often get asked which software a photographer should purchase, Lightroom or Photoshop.  To me, you can afford it, I recommend getting Lightroom and Photoshop.  They are not interchangeable and each has it’s strengths and weaknesses. Want quick, consistent edits: LIGHTROOM is the winner. Want details, concise edits or the ability to combine multiple images…

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Holiday Pictures From Around the Globe: Photographer Inspiration

No matter what your religion, as a photographer it is easy to get swept up in the beauty of Christmas.  From the colorful, bold bokeh of blurred lights to the richness of ornaments hanging carefully from the trees, if cameras could speak, they’d scream out “photograph me.” Whether your are photographing Christmas and Santa Mini…

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Our Annual Sale Starts Now! Plus Buy Now and Pay Later

Once a year we put our entire store of actions and presets on sale. This is our only sale of the year so don’t miss out.

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MCP Photography and Editing Challenges: Highlights from this Week

The government may be shut down, but the MCP Photography and Editing Challenges have reopened for business! We apologize for our absence; however, life’s tedious details got in the way. In case you forgot, the photo editing challenges give you a chance to edit other photographer’s images, share them for critique, and see how others edit…

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How to Achieve a Soft Pastel Look with Photoshop Actions

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Soft Pastel Look The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from…

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SHOW AND TELL: A PLAYGROUND FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

What is Show and Tell? Show and Tell is not a new action set, nor is it presets or textures. Instead, it is a new experience. Remember back to early childhood when you stood up in front of class and showed off your exciting new toys? Well, it’s kind of like that… only it’s the…

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MCP Photography and Editing Challenge: Highlights from this Week

Where are the wild things this week? Some might be heading back to school, while others may be hiding in this week’s MCP Photo Editing Challenge’s featured photo, captured by Ali Ellen. Several members of the group have shared great edits. Here are a few of the many favorite storybook edits: Edited by Brianne Thomas…

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MCP Photography and Editing Challenges: Highlights from this Week

  This week we introduced a new photo challenge on the MCP Shoot Me Facebook page. This week’s challenge is to capture emotion with a single shot.  We loved seeing everyone’s work on this theme, the range of emotions and techniques used to capture it were amazing!  Here are a few of the team’s favorites…

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MCP Photography and Editing Photo Challenges: Highlights from this Week

This week’s photo edit challenge photo, captured by Angela McNaul, embodies the essence of childhood summer memories. Here is the original photo: The MCP  photo challenges give you an opportunity to edit other photographer’s images, share them for critique, and see how others edit the same photographs.  Participating allows you to practice editing, learn how…

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MCP Photography and Editing Challenge: Highlights from this Week

  Do you like to swim in the shallow end of the photography focal length pool? Do you wish for creamy, blurry backgrounds that seem to make your subject pop? Do you dial down to f1.4 or f2 to achieve it? Is it a detriment to the quality of your photos? This week we introduced a…

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MCP Photography and Editing Challenge: Highlights from this Week

Love is in the editing with this week’s gorgeous challenge photo shot by Christine Sines. Near perfect straight from the camera, this week we challenged you to utilize your favorite MCP actions and presets to enhance this photo. Here is the challenge shot. The photo editing challenge gives you a chance to edit other photographer’s images, share…

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Lightroom 5 Now Available: MCP Lightroom Presets Work Flawlessly

Lightroom 5 is out and MCP Lightroom presets all work flawlessly in it. Here’s what you have to look forward to if you upgrade.

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Free Lightroom Presets: Social Media Templates for Photographers

Download these free presets to build quick collages and side by side images using Lightroom. It’s easy and fast!

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What Editing Style Fits You Most?

As a photographer, once you define your photography look you will also want to determine your editing style. Here are some tips on how to do this.

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